Friday box office numbers are out and it’s not looking great, guys: estimates tell us The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 made $46M on Friday night. For any other movie this would be a massive accomplishment, but in this particular franchise the bar is raised way higher, and the first conclusion everyone goes to is that it made over $9M less than Mockingjay Part 1 last year.
According to BoxOffice.com, this slight fall in Friday gross has caused them to adjust their opening weekend projection down to $100M for the film– which is no mere change, of course, but it’s $20M lower than early estimates suggested and would make this the lowest opening weekend for the entire franchise.
The film still appears to be doing decently otherwise, hanging on to a 70% fresh rating in Rotten Tomatoes with an average audience rating of 4/5, plus a CinemaScore rating of A-. And whether it makes those $20M to match Part 1, it’s still going to be one of the highest-grossing movies of the year. But we can push it a little bit higher, guys. Be sure to go watch it multiple times, tell all your friends to go and check it out, and spread the word of how awesome it is!
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